Mission Statement/About Us
In 2010 nationwide trends and local concerns prompted officials from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station in partner with the City of Santa Clarita and the County of Los Angeles to conduct a thorough assessment into the scope of the narcotic epidemic in the Santa Clarita Valley. To address this issue The Santa Clarita Sheriff Station and the city of Santa Clarita developed and implemented the J-TEAM.
The J-Team was formed to direct concentrated attention at both juvenile and adult narcotic addiction and its primary function is to address the growing narcotic problem through education, Intervention, and Enforcement. The J-Teams approach is multi-directional, considering both the addict and their families, including detox, counseling, IOP (Intensive Outpatient Program), Residential or rehab in other states.
J-Team Contact Information
Santa Clarita Valley Station
Sgt. Tim Vander Leek – Ext. 5198
Det. Bill Velek – Ext. 5163
Intervention Specialist Travis Sabadin – 4417